In 2017, YoungArts established the Up Next platform for professional development with Up Next Symposia in New York and Los Angeles featuring leaders from multiple areas of the arts, from practice to administration. Designed for up to 50 alumni to participate in active panel discussions, Up Next aims to provide honest perspective from the field, as well as the tools and knowledge necessary for a successful career in the arts. In 2019, the Up Next program will expand with Up Next Focus, an intimate, discipline-specific industry events designed for YoungArts alumni to intersect with industry professionals who can advise and advance careers in their fields.Learn More
In Process is an artist residency program dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration between two alumni at seminal stages of their careers. Provided with the time, space and resources to experiment, this program takes places three times a year and invites two YoungArts alumni of different disciplines to create new work.
Since 2013, the two-story YoungArts Gallery has hosted exhibitions by YoungArts master artists, winners and alumni, including Olafur Eliasson, Daniel Arsham (1999 Winner in Visual Arts) and Hernan Bas (1994 Winner in Visual Arts). We are proud to offer alumni the opportunity to show work through an open call for two exhibitions annually in the YoungArts Gallery.
YoungArts alumni are also provided with performance, residency and collaboration opportunities through partnerships with institutions, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Collection, Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York, Miami Film Festival, Fountainhead Residency, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, The Watermill Center, New York Live Arts and others.
A major granting program for aspiring visual artists up to three years out of receiving their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Named in honor of acclaimed contemporary artist Daniel Arsham (1999 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts) and supported by SHOP.COM and DNA Atelier Co-Founders Duane McLaughlin and Amber Ridinger-McLaughlin, the Fellowship further expands the organization’s support of YoungArts alumni as they pursue careers in the arts.
One YoungArts alumnus/a a year will receive an unrestricted prize of $25,000 and year-long mentorship opportunities with Arsham. Paloma Izquierdo, a 2014 YoungArts Winner in Visual Arts & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, was named the 2019 Daniel Arsham Fellow by a jury of internationally renowned artists and YoungArts Master Teachers, including Naomi Fisher, José Parlá and Daniel Arsham.
Fifty seven percent of all YoungArts administrative and artistic positions were filled by alumni in the 2018/2019 Season. Resident advisors, discipline coordinators, national reviewers and master teachers play an integral role in the quality of YoungArts programming and the mentorship of our winners. It takes exceptional people to fulfill these roles and therefore, we take special care in selecting individuals with potential to develop leadership skills and grow within the YoungArts community.
YoungArts regularly engages alumni for performance opportunities at YoungArts donor and corporate partnership events. If you're interested in participating please email [email protected].
With regional programs in Miami, New York, Los Angeles and Washington D.C., as well as YoungArts representation at national conferences across the U.S., alumni are invited and encouraged to attend annual meet-ups in each city. Sign up for email updates and follow YoungArts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to ensure you never miss an opportunity to hang out with us.
Special perks are available for those who attend and sign up for YoungArts Post on the spot, or bring a fellow alumnus/a with you who signs up to YoungArts Post.